A Quote by Newton Booth Tarkington on men and present

They were upon their great theme: "When I get to be a man!" Being human, though boys, they considered their present estate too commonplace to be dwelt upon. So, when the old men gather, they say: "When I was a boy!" It really is the land of nowadays that we never discover.

Booth Tarkington (1869 - 1946)

Source: Penrod, 1914

Contributed by: Zaady